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MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ THE ARTIST IS PRESENT

United States 2011, 105 min, English, Hebrew subtitles

In forty years of artistic creation, Marina Abramović redefined the borders and meaning of art through daring original performance works. In 2010, the Museum of Modern Art in New York mounted a retrospective, including live re-performances of Abramović’s major works by young artists and a new solo. Abramović sat still on a chair in the museum for three months, gazing at the opposite chair, where any passing visitor could sit. The film ventures into the fascinating world of the artist for whom the accepted borders between art and life do not apply. Rich with rare archive materials, it follows her exhibition preparations, and documents her reunion with Ulay, who was her romantic and artistic partner for 12 years.

MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ THE ARTIST IS PRESENT website

Director & Cinematography: Matthew Akers
Production: Jeff Dupre, Maro Chermayeff, Francesca Von Hasbsburg
Production Company: Show Of Force Llc
Editing: Donna Shepherd
Print Source: Dogwoof (Global@dogwoof.com)Director CV
  • Sat 5/5 10:00, Tel Aviv Museum
  • Tue 8/5 10:30, Cinemateque 4
  • Thu 10/5 14:30, Cinemateque 5
  • Sat 12/5 19:45, Cinemateque 3
AKERS IS THE DIRECTOR AND CINEMATOGRAPHER OF MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ THE ARTIST IS PRESENT, A FEATURE DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE LEGENDARY PERFORMANCE ARTIST THAT WILL HAVE ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL AND AIR ON HBO IN 2012.

HE WAS THE CINEMATOGRAPHER OF THE AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY FILM LEMON, ABOUT THE PIONEERING POET, THREE-TIME FELON, AND ONE-TIME TONY AWARD WINNER LEMON ANDERSEN.

AKERS PRODUCED AND WAS THE CINEMATOGRAPHER OF CIRCUS, A SIX-PART DOCUMENTARY SERIES THAT AIRED IN NOVEMBER 2010 ON PBS.

MATTHEW WAS A PRODUCER AND A CAMERA OPERATOR ON CARRIER, THE 10-PART EMMY AWARD-WINNING PBS TELEVISION SERIES THAT PREMIERED IN APRIL 2008.

IN ADDITION, HE HAS BEEN THE CINEMATOGRAPHER OF NUMEROUS OTHER FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES INCLUDING BACK IN THE HOOD: GANG WAR II, HEIR TO AN EXECUTION AND ELAINE STRITCH: AT LIBERTY, ALL FOR HBO.

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